Is it possible to loose milk supply?

User - posted on 11/09/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 8 weeks old and has been sleeping longer at night. I had a problem with engorgement when he was born. Now I feel like my left breast is soft even when he skips a feeding. My right side will feel "full" my left side remains soft all day. I am afraid I am loosing supply on my left side.


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Celeste - posted on 11/10/2012




Yup, ditto what Jo-Anne said. Soft breasts are working breasts. You don't want full breasts because this will slow production. As long as baby is getting 6-8 diapers, baby is getting enough

Many moms who think they are losing supply are looking at the wrong things. Look at the sticky at the top of the community

Jo-Anne - posted on 11/10/2012




Very common for breastfeeding moms to feel less full after 6-8weeks of breastfeeding. Your supply has Adjusted to meet your baby's needs and is not over-producing any more. Also, one breast can produce more than the other. It's usually no big deal. As long as you're getting enough wet and dirty diapers and the weight gain is okay, it's all good.

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